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Seoul » Jongno-gu » Insa-dong (인사동)


Insa-dong (인사동)   
Insa-dong (인사동)
Insa-dong (인사동)
  • Insa-dong (인사동)
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  • Insa-dong (인사동)
  • Insa-dong (인사동)
  • Insa-dong (인사동)
  • Insa-dong (인사동)
  • Insa-dong (인사동)
  • Insa-dong (인사동)
  • Insa-dong (인사동)
130-4, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 인사동 130-4 일대
Cultural Districts
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-734-0222
(Korean only)
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
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Insa-dong (인사동), located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

The galleries are the heartbeat of Insa-dong. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures. The most famous galleries are Hakgojae Gallery, which functions as the center of folk art, Gana Art Gallery, which promotes many promising artists, and Gana Art Center.

The teahouses and restaurants are the perfect complement to the galleries. At first they might be hard to find, but if you take the time to stroll around the twisting alleyways, the window shopping in itself can be very entertaining. The shops in Insa-dong are very popular among all age groups, because each one is unique.

Every Saturday from 14:00 – 22:00 and Sunday from 10:00 – 22:00, some streets are blocked off from traffic and it becomes a cultural space. Stores set up booths outside and others set up shops (Korean candy merchants and fortune tellers.) There are traditional performances and exhibits as well. Insa-dong is especially popular with foreign tourists. This is where they can experience and see traditional Korean culture firsthand, and also purchase pieces of fine art. On the street you can eat Korean taffy and traditional pajeon (Korean pancake), and see many foreigners lost in all the joyous festivities of the street.
Parking Facilities
Parking available at the public parking lot of Seoinsa Madang
* Separate charges apply.
Available Facilities
Outdoor stages (located in Naminsa Madang), souvenir shops, restaurants, craft shop, etc.
Facilities for the Handicapped
* Parking (Seoinsa Madang parking lot):
- 80% discount on parking fees for visitors with disabilities

* Visitors can access Insa-dong through the elevators of nearby Subway Stations.
-Exit 3 of Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), or Exit 5 of Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line3 )
Reservation Info. for Foreigners
Tourism Information: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
- Go 100m straight, then turn left.


Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 3.
- Go straight 300m, and turn left at the 4-way Intersection.
- Go straight 100m, and take the left road towards Insadong-gil Road.

Take any bus bound for Jongno 2-ga or Jongno Police Station.
Jongno 2-ga: 101, 103, 143, 150, 160, 201, 260, 262, 270, 271, 273, 370, 408, 470,
471, 601, 708, 710, 720, 721
Jongno Police Station: 109, 151, 162, 171, 172, 272, 601,6011, 708
Tourist Sites
Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art (경인미술관)
Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art (경인미술관)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Art Museums/ Art Galleries
  • Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art is located at the center of Insa-dong, Seoul. Insa-dong is famous as a t...
Min Ikdu’s House, Gyeongun-dong (경운동민병옥가옥)
Min Ikdu’s House, Gyeongun-dong (경운동민병옥가옥)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Monuments/ Historical Sites
  • Featuring a modernized version of a Korean traditional house, Min Ikdu’s House was estimated to hav...
Africa Museum of Art (아프리카미술관)
Africa Museum of Art (아프리카미술관)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Art Museums/ Art Galleries
  • The Africa Museum of Art was established with the purpose of hosting various art festivals and provi...
Ssamzie-gil Road (쌈지길)
Ssamzie-gil Road (쌈지길)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Others
  • In the buoyant neighborhood of Insa-dong, a new area extending up to 500m opened up on December 18, ...
Insa Art Space (인사미술공간)
Insa Art Space (인사미술공간)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Art Museums/ Art Galleries
  • Insa Art Space was established by the government to support artists who are experiencing financial d...

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